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Chad Childers

Chad Childers has been a music lover since his parents dragged him along to an Aerosmith/Bachman Turner Overdrive show as an infant. His love of music turned into a career in the mid-90s when he left a job in the Midwest as a librarian and moved to California to intern for Westwood One Radio. That led to work researching for Casey Kasem's countdown shows, writing and producing the alternative and active rock-related prep services SpinFax, The Fax, and Rip, Read and Rock as well as doing interviews across all music and entertainment formats.
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Bruce Dickinson, Glenn Hughes + More Celebrate Jon Lord at Tribute Show

The death of Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord in 2012 was a big loss for those in the rock community, and to show how much respect he garnered, Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson, Yes' Rick Wakeman, Whitesnake's Mick Moody and Deep Purple's Glenn Hughes, Ian Paice and Don Airey all took part in a special tribute to the musician.

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Estranged Black Sabbath Drummer Bill Ward Says He’s ‘Lost a Friend’ in Ozzy Osbourne

Black Sabbath may have enjoyed major returns for their reunion on their '13' album, but founding drummer Bill Ward missed out on the disc after engaging in a very public contract dispute with the other original members. Not only did he miss out on the album, Ward says it's also damaged his relationship with singer Ozzy Osbourne.

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Wayne Static, Smile Empty Soul, Otep and Dope Head Up 2014 ‘Civil Unrest Tour’

Wayne Static and Smile Empty Soul will join a solid lineup of bands taking part in the 2014 'Civil Unrest Tour.' The trek, which gets underway in May, is rounded out by Otep, Dope and Thira, making for an impressive night of hard rock glory.

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Rob Zombie Unveils Trailer for ‘Zombie Horror Picture Show’ DVD

Anyone who has been to a Rob Zombie show knows that the rocker goes all out to give the audience some entertainment value. Now Zombie is giving you a chance to experience the thrill of one of his shows from the luxury of your TV room. The 'Zombie Horror Picture Show' concert DVD and Blu-Ray arrives May 19 and the trailer just surfaced (watch below).

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Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme Cameos as Carrie Brownstein’s Gay Brother on ‘Portlandia’

The IFC series 'Portlandia' has had its fair share of rockers appear on the series over the years, and Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme is the latest to make a cameo on the show.

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Slash Joins Motorhead at Los Angeles Club Show + Coachella Festival

Anytime Motorhead rock 'Ace of Spades,' it's definitely a concert highlight, but the band added an extra special touch to their performances of the track over the weekend. They brought out an extra guitarist -- special guest Slash -- to perform the song at both their Friday night Los Angeles show at Club Nokia and their Coachella performance over the weekend.

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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Rocks Classics With the San Diego Symphony

After months of wondering how it would go over, it can now be said that Dave Mustaine's appearance with the San Diego Symphony was a success. The metal legend joined the Symphony for an evening that featured a mix of classical music staples along with a symphonic rendition of Megadeth's own 'Symphony of Destruction' (seen in the video above).

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Sebastian Bach Would Still Work With Skid Row’s Rachel Bolan for Music’s Sake

Relationships in bands are often tenuous things, and Sebastian Bach is of the mindset that things don't always have to be hunky-dory for the music to be great. Speaking with Rock Revolt Magazine, Bach said one of the biggest misconceptions about him is that he's difficult to work with.

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Theory of a Deadman Unveil 2014 Album Title, Release Date + Single Snippet

Theory of a Deadman are back with two big announcements! The band has titled the new album 'SaVages' and the guys are eyeing a July 8 street date for the upcoming effort. The disc is their first since 2011's very successful 'The Truth Is …' release.

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Nirvana’s Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic Reflect on Their Past on ‘The Tonight Show’

Nirvana's history was brief, but their legacy is the stuff of legend and this year the band is being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Ahead of their Thursday night induction, surviving Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic dropped by 'The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon' to share some stories from their past.

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